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The Best Movies About Money

Updated May 12, 2020 730 votes 144 voters 14.3k views32 items

List RulesFilms about money, people who make it, and people who have a lot of it. Vote up the best money movies.

Everybody dreams about living the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. What would it be like if you scored big in life and were able to buy any sports car you wanted, own your own jet, travel the world, and retire in your thirties? Everyone can relate to that green stuff that buys happiness so it’s no wonder so many films center around the topic of money. What are the best movies about money? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies featured on this list tell stories about money in one way or another. Whether it’s a story about a man who was homeless and became an extremely successful businessman, or whether it’s about the pitfalls associated with making money in illegal ways.
 
This list has the best movies about money, including: Moneyball, Ocean’s Eleven, Wall Street, The Firm, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Pursuit of Happyness, Boiler Room, The Color of Money, and Casino. Vote up the best films about money below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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  • The Wolf of Wall Street1
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Trading Places2
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • It’s a Wonderful Life3
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    It’s a Wonderful Life

  • Wall Street4
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • Glengarry Glen Ross5
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • The Firm6
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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

    Released1993

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom... more on Wikipedia
  • The Color of Money7
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    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Family Man8
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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni

    Released2000

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • Ocean’s Eleven9
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    Ocean’s Eleven

  • Casino10
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Boiler Room11
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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

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  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room12
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byAlex Gibney

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  • The Money Pit13
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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

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  • The Sting14
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    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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  • Crazy Rich Asians16
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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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  • Brewster’s Millions17
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    Brewster’s Millions

  • The Pursuit of Happyness18
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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  • The Laundromat19
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    The Laundromat

    Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • Greed20
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    Greed

    Steve Coogan, David Mitchell

    Released2020

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

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  • Other People’s Money21
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    Other People’s Money

  • In Debt We Trust22
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    In Debt We Trust

    Amelia Martin

    Released2006

    Directed byDanny Schechter

  • The One Percent23
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    The One Percent

    Gregory George Frank

    Released2006

    Directed byJamie Johnson

    The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between the wealthy elite... more on Wikipedia
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  • A Christmas Carol25
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    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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